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north east india

DISCOVERING NORTH EAST INDIA

We rode through one of the least explored and culturally diverse regions left on the planet.

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SEEING ALL ‘SEVEN SISTERS’

We visited all Seven Sisters states. They’re bordered by Tibet/China, Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh.

Kohima battlefield

TAKING A SOMBRE MOMENT

We spent time at the Kohima Battlefield and Memorial where the WW2 ‘Battle of The Tennis Court’ actually took place.

Buddhist monastery

BEING INTRODUCED TO LORD BUDDHA

We took an early morning visit to the colourful Gaden Rabgye Ling Buddhist monastery.

THE HISTORY OF

India’s Lost World

Imagine a place, a secret and secluded land with head hunting tribes still holding onto their ancient traditions, tiger infested forests, jungle clad mountains shrouded in mist and raging waterfalls.

The remote states of North East India are among the least explored places on the planet. They reveal a world of dramatic landscapes, magnificent wildlife and secret 20km long underground caves. This truly is India’s Lost World.

These areas are hard to reach, have a turbulent history and for many years were closed off to foreigners. These relatively unexplored and isolated lands are bordered by Bhutan, Burma, Bangladesh and Tibet. Life flourishes in this beautiful, pristine and lush green mountainous world. It teems with life. The people themselves are scarcely known to the western world. Every 100kms or so, everything changes; faces, cuisine, culture, religion, tradition and language. The North East of India is without doubt the most diverse place anywhere in the world. This was a ride for people who love motorcycling, adventure travel and getting out of their comfort zone.

From 2014 to 2023, Nomadic Knights was the only company to offer a motorcycle tour of North India that went through all the “Seven Sisters”, taking in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya.

It truly was a proper adventure.

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LOOKING BACK ON

India’s Lost World

I called it ‘India’s Lost World’ as that’s exactly how it felt. A Lost World. And a beautiful one at that. Very little email and virtually no internet. It’s seven states, each with its very own tribes, distinct culture, festivals, traditions and language. These are proud people that have lived their own way for centuries. You don’t have to ride very far to see this. It’s everywhere. Temples, Monasteries, Mosques and Churches. All my interactions with everyone I’ve met and chatted with over the years have been friendly, warm and generous. And the one thing that really stood out for me was the disconnect from the rest of the world. I mean that in a very positive way. I learned so much from it. They’re focused on their own welfare and everyday lives and community. Family and friends are everything to them. It’s humbling.

Alex Pirie.
Founder and Lead Rider.
Nomadic Knights.

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In the press

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BBC

A group of adventurers are about to put Thelma and Louise well and truly in the shade. Nomadic Knights and their team will be supporting and leading Steph Jeavons and her all female motorcycle group to Everest Base Camp.
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THE BANTER (SCMC)

The North East of India is one of the least explored places left on the planet. Mac Macdonald and his friends rode India’s Lost World with Nomadic Knights in 2018 and had one of the best experiences of their lives. It was so good, they wrote about it.
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ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER

Adventure Bike Rider magazine were curious about The Scotsman in India and had a few probing questions. ABR also recommend Nomadic Knights for your Himalayan motorcycle adventure.
Alex Q&A Himalayas

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MCN

Alex and the Nomadic Knights team have been exploring the more adventurous side of riding in India for over 12 years. They’ve taken motorcycle adventure to the next level and are widely regarded as the specialists for the subcontinent. Here’s what MCN have to say.
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UPCOMING MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES

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So you’re considering taking on a real adventure? I remember the feeling. In 2006, I was sat right where you are now… wondering if it was for me.

Join our mailing list – The Knight Club – and I’ll send my no-BS thoughts on why you should (or shouldn’t) take it on. No sales. No special offers. These rides aren’t for everyone, but if you’re the right kind of person, it can remind you what it means to be alive.

All the best, Alex.

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THE ‘INDIA’S LOST WORLD’ ADVENTURE SERIES HAS ENDED

After years of riding the India’s Lost World adventure, March 2023 marked the end of this ride.

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